Monday, January 31, 2011

PTP Petite Challenge

The petite challenge for this month over at the Papertrey Posse blog is to make a one layer card (OLC).  Mine might not technically qualify as that is a turquoise strip of cardstock.  I really like how this turned out!
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Cupcake Collection, Birthday Basics
paper - kraft, hawaiian shores, sweet blush
ink - dark chocolate, raspberry fizz, early espresso
acc - 3 for you flower punch, pearl

Sunday, January 30, 2011

MFT guest designer challenge

This month's MFT guest designer challenge had these requirements:

Valentine's theme
One Patterned Paper
Two Cardstock Colors(not including neutral base)
Three Embellishments(three types, not just three of one thing)

So I pulled out an old favorite layout that just worked perfectly with the requirements!  Love when it all comes together like that.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you had a great weekend!
stamps - Valentine Flopsey
paper - blushing bride, kraft, white, american crafts pp
ink - memento, copics
acc - tag die, red satin ribbon, ghost heart, button, dimensionals, swiss dots embossing folder

Thursday, January 27, 2011


For this week's MFTWSC, I flipped the sketch on it's side.  I tried to make this an "elegant" little girl card, and it must have worked because my 4-year old son looked over my shoulder and said, "That's so fancy, momma!" 

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Pure Innocence My Umbrella
paper - black, gray, white, blueberry sky
ink - memento, copics
acc - nesties, red grosgrain, dimensionals, black pearl, word window punch, petals embossing folder (SU)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PTI January Blog Hop

It's been a few months since I've played along with the PTI Blog Hop, so I was glad to make it today!  This month's theme was to use a set that was uninked or had been gathering dust.  I chose Friends Til the End.  I REALLY hope a die is in the works for this set!
I used Echo Park Be Mine paper, love these colors!
Thanks for stopping by, you can check out the details and see other samples if you visit Nichole's blog.

stamps - Friends Til the End
paper - gray, black, raspberry fizz, Echo Park Be Mine
ink - fresh snow, black
acc - black satin ribbon, black rhinestones, dimensionals, corner chomper

VLV January #4

I finished all four January Viva la Verve sketches.  Here's more of that Pixielicious paper, isn't it darling?

I had a comment asking for clarification of the paper I used on the first card here, and it is Cosmo Cricket Material Girl.

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Monday, January 24, 2011


Woohoo, I'm three for three playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketches!  Patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Pixielicious.  I love the colors and patterns of this pack! 

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Saturday, January 22, 2011


My dear friend Lisa Henke sent me this card this week, and it was just the laugh I needed after my hubby lost his job two weeks ago.  Thanks, friend!  I am happy to report that he has found a new job until June, and we'll see what happens then.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Viva la Verve January 2

Here's VLV January sketch #2:
I flipped the sketch because it worked better for me this way.  I really love how these colors came together!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Viva la Verve January 1 and 3

I'm playing along with Viva la Verve this month, and here are cards for sketches 1 and 3.  Number 2 gets it's own post, since I love it so much!

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out the VERVE forum for more info on these challenges!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SFYTT January

I've always liked Jen's sketches, but I never seemed to be able to complete them when it was a weekly sketch.  I'm so happy she switched them to monthly!  I got January's done:
The sentiment reads: Celebrate your birthday one present at a time.  I could not get it to photograph well AT ALL, as you can see.  The doggie stamp is actually from a Christmas set, and I pulled the sentiment from a birthday set.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Give a Little, Birthday Bunny (both Cat's Pajamas)
paper - kraft, white, poppy parade, amethyst, wasabi, in color prints
ink - black
acc - nesties, oval punch, rhinestone, pink satin ribbon, dimensionals, ric rac die, corner chomper

Monday, January 17, 2011

Framed Wishes

I pulled out Framed Wishes by Verve and stamped just for fun.  Love when I can do that!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

stamps - Framed Wishes
paper - pear pizzazz, white, hawaiian shores, HS bitty dots pp
ink - black
acc - black satin ribbon, oval nesties, dimensionals, pearls

Sunday, January 16, 2011

PTP January Parade

It's been months since I've been able to play along with the Papertrey Posse monthly challenges.  Sarah challenged us this month to make a card with a black base, and this is what I came up with.  Check out the PTP blog to play along!
ETA:  I was informed this card also qualifies for the Sugarcreek Hollow Splash of Color Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Giga Guidelines
paper - black, cream, aqua mist
ink - black, aqua mist
acc - nesties, black satin ribbon, flower embellishment from my stash, medium scallop border die, dimensionals

Friday, January 14, 2011


I'm two for two doing this month's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch!  I did take some small liberties with the sketch.  I used some of my Christmas money to get two of the a la modes.  They are so cute!  I used the Miss You a Latte girl here, though anyone who knows me knows I don't drink coffee.  But I just love those cups, so I'm pretending there's hot chocolate in them, yummm!

I pieced most of the girl, but used my copics for her jeans and face/hair.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Miss You a Latte a la mode
paper - kraft, pink, white, MME Beloved
ink - copics, memento
acc - corner chomper, nesties, scalloped border die, dimensionals, photo corner punch, ivory satin ribbon, aqua mist buttons

Monday, January 10, 2011


This was my first round entry into the Spellbinder's DT call,
and that's where it ended. 
The card base is texturized with PTI's canvas impression plate, and I stamped polka dots on the flowers before I crumpled them and separated the layers.  The flower center is a rolled flower with a pearl.  I cut out a window and then embossed the next bigger size nestie on the kraft layer and popped it up over a vanilla panel I stamped with text background.  I think the rest of it you can figure out, but feel free to shoot me a question!

Friday, January 7, 2011

MFT Wednesday Sketch

One thing I want to do better at this year is participating in challenges.  So when I got some stamp time today, I did the MFT Wednesday sketch, which is this card, and I also got my FTL card for this week done, woohoo!  I haven't posted over there in a long time, and it feels great to be back at it!

This set was the first one I ever bought from MFT, and I think it is just so cute! 

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Tea for Two
paper - kraft, pink pirouette, cameo coral, simply chartreuse, cool caribbean, white, flamingo dsp
ink - memento, copics
acc - large scallop border die (PTI), nesties, charcoal ribbon, button, dimensionals, photo corner punch, liquid applique, black pearls

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More Christmas Cards

Here's some Christmas cards I never got around to sharing:
this first one is actually an invitation I made for a friend who has an annual neighborhood Christmas party.

This was a rejected sample invitation, so I made it a Christmas card by substituting the sentiment:

cased this one from Maile Belles, just added the sentiment on a banner:
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Something Fun!

I made these two cards for a guest designer spot in the December 2010 issue of the Norwegian cardmaking and scrapbooking magazine Ett trykk.  The guest designer spotlight was on the Clean and Simple style, and I was surprised and delighted to find myself included with other stampers that you would know:  Angie Tieman, Julie Lacey, Maile Belles, and Niki Estes!
They also sent me a copy of the magazine, and though I can't read
a word of it, I can enjoy the beautiful pictures!
Thanks for stopping by!